Words by Ian Esteves
Photos by Stephen Tantoco
Ever wondered where you can find the perfect place for a quiet staycation without leaving Metro Manila? Element Boutique Hotel is a small hotel serving the chillest vibes in the heart of Makati. This hotel in Poblacion is the go-to place should you want to retreat from the noise and traffic of Manila.
Rooms feature minimalist designs with painted flowers decorating the walls. You can count on plenty of natural light pouring in from the balcony windows with no tall skyscrapers to obstruct your view. So calming.
You can even have a variety of massages arranged in your room to get that well-deserved rubdown. Also, the hotel also serves as an art gallery! Paintings line the walls of the halls and stairways–artwork which you can purchase from their own catalog.
Despite being located in an area littered with bars, restaurants, and skyscrapers Element Boutique Hotel is tucked away in a relatively peaceful corner. But if you want to go for a night out, places where you can live your best nightlife are only a few minutes away. One of the best parts? You can enjoy a good view of the Makati skyline any time of the day.
Being a French hotel, you can certainly expect quotes and quips in French painted on the walls, food such as fresh croissants to raw oysters, and, of course, hospitality. You can count on someone offering you a glass of rosé while lounging in the lobby, and you can indulge in it as much as you want. If I remember correctly, the manager said: “You can never have a hangover with French wine.”
Element Boutique Hotel
Address: 4950 Guerrero St. Brgy. Poblacion, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 805 1360